Matthew Barr MacNaughton

Sergeant 1479
1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal, Mentioned in Despatches (1916)
regimentQueen’s Own Glasgow Yeomanry
1909 Seems to have joined QORGY about Jan or Feb 1909 He probably served in ‘A’ Squadron who embarked from Southampton on SS Nirvana for Le Havre on 31st August 1915 as part of 24th Division. If so he probably took part in the Battle of Loos in September 1915 but nothing is known of the circumstances of his death.
c1885, Glasgow
Death19th February 1916
Killed in action
BurialMenin Road South Military Cemetery, I. G. 23
His parents chose to have the phrase ‘To memory dear’ added to his gravestone.
Henry McNaughton (c1853-1936) and Alice Watson (c1851-1944)
Baillie, Justice of the Peace, Ironmonger & Drysalter of MacNaughton & Watson, 423 Gallowgate, Glasgow (1895)
Henry (1879-1920), Jessie (c1883- ), Douglas (c1889-1961)
High School of Glasgow
After school he seems to have become an electrical engineer for several years before joining the family firm of MacNaughton & Watson.
Gallowgate Street, Glasgow
134 Onslow Drive, Dennistoun, Glasgow
134 Onslow Drive, Dennistoun, Glasgow
1916 - 101 Armadale Street, Glasgow
Glasgow NecropolisCompartment Quartus Lair not known
Scottish National War Memorial
Acknowledgements and SourcesMuch of the information on which this profile is based is drawn from various internet sources which are listed below.  The Friends of Glasgow Necropolis also wish to make full acknowledgement and thanks for the permitted use of any information or images generously supplied specifically for exhibition, publication or display in connection with The Roll of Honour and accompanying profiles to The High School of Glasgow, Ancestry (, Findmypast (, etc, etc Commonwealth War Graves Commission – Family Search – The Long, Long Trail - Scotlands People – The Scottish War Memorials Project –


Compiled by Morag Fyfe, Historical and Genealogical Researcher for The Friends of Glasgow Necropolis.

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